December 17, 2011

Thankful - Josh Groban

I admit it.  I am also a fangirl of Josh Groban.  I've loved his voice ever since the first time I heard it when he was maybe all of 17 years old.  It's rare to hear a young person with such a natural, well-developed voice.  Sure, there are the Jackie Evanchos of the world, and they're good, too, though I often wonder how long they'll stay that way when 8 year old or 10 year old vocal cords are being pushed to perform in a way they haven't yet matured enough to perform.  But perhaps that's just me. 

Over the summer I had the pleasure of seeing Groban in concert; he started the performance on a raised platform partway down the arena floor--less than 20 feet from us!  That was very cool.  I gotta give the man props--he does know how to perform! 

Anyway, though I enjoyed Groban's album Noel when it came out a couple of years ago, the one song on it that most struck me was called "Thankful."  Say what you will about Groban himself, but the lyrics of the song touched a chord with me and have stuck with me ever since.  So now you're stuck with them, too.  Besides, how can anyone not love something that has David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager stamped all over it?  Enjoy.



Thankful (by David Foster, Richard Page & Carole Bayer Sager)

Some days we forget
To look around us
Some days we can’t see
The joy that surrounds us
So caught up inside ourselves
We take when we should give.

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be.
And on this day we hope for
What we still can’t see.
It’s up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There’s so much to be thankful for.

Look beyond ourselves
There’s so much sorrow
It’s way too late to say
I’ll cry tomorrow
Each of us must find our truth
It’s so long overdue

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And every day we hope for
What we still can’t see
It’s up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There’s so much to be thankful for.

Even with our differences
There is a place we’re all connected
Each of us can find each other’s light

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day we hope for
What we still can’t see
It’s up to us to be the change
And even though this world needs so much more

There’s so much to be thankful for.

Source:  http://www.lyricsmania.com/thankful_lyrics_josh_groban.html

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